April 30, 2010, - 11:37 am

Big Fat Liars: People Mag Picks Morbidly Obese Actress as “World’s Most Beautiful”

By Debbie Schlussel

It’s one thing to be against the government getting involved in what you eat or how much you weigh.  Big Brother shouldn’t be in our kitchens or on our dinner tables.  But it’s entirely another thing to be subject to the constant, intellectually dishonest promotion of fat people as “beautiful” and “sexy.”  They aren’t . . . unless you’re a chubby chaser.

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And so goes the lying, latest issue of People Magazine, its “World’s Most Beautiful People” issue, which is on the stands today.  The magazine’s completely dishonest editors chose disgusting-looking, morbidly obese actress Gabourey Sidibe as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful People.”  Come on.  You know they don’t believe that.  And we don’t believe she’s among the “World’s Most Beautiful People,” either.  (In an appropriately-designated “Special Double Issue,” no less.)

This girl’s weight is sickening.  She’s gross to look at.  And it’s unhealthy.  But People is engaging in the usual affirmative action for fat people because the editors clearly feel bad for Sidibe.  She was correctly dissed by Howard Stern, who said on his satellite radio show that she would not find more acting work.  This choice by People is in response to his and others’ on-target comments. It’s the whole reason this mediocre actress was nominated for an Academy Award this year.  But Stern was incorrect, only because the hypocritical, usual Hollywood types felt bad for this fat chick the way they’d never feel bad for a wounded American soldier in Iraq or a victim of Islamic terrorism.

And part of it is because she’s not just any fat actress, she’s a Black fat actress in a ghetto movie  promoted by Oprah and based on a “gangsta lit” book.  Let’s face it:  there have been plenty of equally ugly White fat actresses, like Camryn Manheim.  And People didn’t lie to us and tell us they were the “World’s Most Beautiful People.”

Regardless of race, I’m beyond tired of the conventional Hollywood types telling us that being this fat–the girl is morbidly obese–is “beautiful.”  If they really believed this, they’d cast Sidibe as a romantic lead in movies like “Somewhere in Time,” as superheroes’ girlfriends in movies like “Iron Man” and “Superman.”  But that never happens.  Because we’d never stop laughing.  No-one would buy it.

It’s also beyond tiresome to tell people–particularly girls and women–that weighing over 300 pounds, as Sidibe does, is okay.  Stores like Torrid discourage weight loss and healthy lifestyles by selling cross-your-heart hammocks (in place of bras) and thongs that look like true-to-size Golden Gate Bridges to these humongazoids.  They fool girls into thinking anyone wants to see the world’s largest hamburger buns in this stuff and will think it’s “beautiful.” And now this People Mag stunt.

Enough already.  It’s not hot.  It’s not the “World’s Most Beautiful,” or even beautiful at all.  It’s not even cute.  Building morbidly obese fat people up to think so, only sets them up for health problems, and–more severe–extreme romantic and social disappointments.

Sorry, Gabby Sidibe.  You’re not the “World’s Most Beautiful.”  Just the world’s most artificially and unduly hyped fat chick.  The hype and the lies are the only things bigger than you.

I’ve never seen a larger Empress with no clothing.  Or rather, with no tent.  It isn’t a pretty sight.  And definitely not the “World’s Most Beautiful.”

If you wanna gorge yourself into oblivion or beyond that into a size 524, that’s your business. If you wanna tell me that’s the “World’s Most Beautiful” . . . excuse me while I have a good laugh.

For those who say I’m shallow because I’m attacking her for her looks, that’s not the case here. On the contrary, I’m faulting People for doing the exact opposite: lying about her looks and promoting them as “World’s Most Beautiful.” It’s dishonest.

Next, they’ll be telling us Barack Obama deserves the Nobel Prize. Oh, wait . . . .

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177 Responses

As unsexy as I find Ms. Sidibe, I fail to see what Big Brother has to do with People Magazine’s covers. Thankfully, in OUR country People magazine is not part of the government.

(Though I have to admit I am starting to fantasize about what a government-owned People Magazine would look like in, say, North Korea-
“World’s Most Beautiful Relatives Of The Dear Leader”, perhaps?)

Mike on May 9, 2010 at 6:13 pm

Debbie…if that is a photo of you at the top of the screen..you are beautiful. I have only one question: Is there ANYONE you like?

Amethyst on May 13, 2010 at 3:23 am

i fuckin hate this bitch debbie jesus christ shes fat herself, and ugly!!! and racist which is the worst thing a person can be

Ross on May 19, 2010 at 12:33 am

If you hate fat people so much, Debbie then why don’t you start a foundation and try to change it instead of being a bully and making fun of fat people in your little blog. Why don’t you say it to their faces? If you hate their unhealthy lifestyles so much why don’t you do something about it?
Honestly, I think Sibide is a more beautiful person than you. You may be normal looking, but your attitude and opinions make you hideous. People like you are the reason there is too much hate in the world.

Cassie on May 20, 2010 at 12:26 am

You are sickening. Not Gabourey. I suppose you prefer to look at people like Kate Moss whose ribs are sticking out of her skin? It’s people like you who further stereotypes. People like you who make girls feel fat and thus ugly. People like you who make those girls depressed. I think Gabourey is beautiful. And the fact the she herself thinks she is beautiful is the best damn part. Beauty has nothing to do with weight. It has everything to do with your heart. And your heart…is ugly.

Mariah on May 20, 2010 at 12:47 am

sickening…gross…unhealthy…artificial..completely dishonest…hype and lies

All this seems to describe debbie very well.

Joe on May 25, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Poor Debbie. She’s just sad that she wasn’t chosen one of the most beautiful people. Guess what? There is more to beauty than having a hot body and a pretty face. It’s all about personality. You Debbie, are the ugliest person alive because you are vapid, shallow, racist, bigoted, and utterly neurotic. Get over yourself. Fucking cunt.

Sarah on June 2, 2010 at 9:54 pm

This woman is such a bitch! How can she critisize Gabby saying shes gross to look at and shes unhealthy and shes sickening to look at. Come on lady, look at yourself, first it looks like you over did your lips with collagen, you need to lower the size of your cheek implants, and your nose job dont look to good. How does it feel to be critisized… Gabby is a wonderful beautiful woman, more then you will ever be lady! Dont be pissed off cause your not the most beautiful woman out there, it takes a lot more than looks to make a person beautiful.

Carrie on June 4, 2010 at 2:53 pm

I can’t believe I wasted my time reading that mindless, vapid, piece of garbage.

So, I’m going to get that time back by telling you that I know you’re always probably going to be the way you are Debbie. Shitting out your mouth, leaving the foul stench of your personality to pervade the common sense of good people.

Beautiful is not just an aesthetic attraction.

While you may be perfectly normal looking, (let’s be honest now Debbie, there are a millions of women who look just like you)You missed the whole fucking point of PEOPLE magazine. Gabby is on the cover because people like her charisma, her endearing personality, her sassy, spunky sense of humor and the fact that she is all these wonderful things despite people like you. People love her soul and therefore she is beautiful.

Had you been really concerned with being beautiful, you would have realized that you’re lip-liner look was considered hot in the 1990’s, probably when your looks peaked. And why so much photoshop Debbie? You look like Ray Liotta under all that orange make-up?

Phew, that did the trick. Anyways, Deb, babe, seriously get a dictionary and post a response.

JJ on July 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

A woman is beautiful if she is kind to others, cares about her fellow human beings, loves her family and animals, does something meaningful in her life. Fat and thin are irrelevant to this definition.

Ruth Witty on July 18, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Debbie is right this girl disgustingly fat

shaun on July 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm

She looks better than your ass for sure.

bob on August 2, 2010 at 12:53 am

The overwhelming sense I’m feeling after getting through this is that Debbie is extremely pissed that despite her ongoing, desperate attempts at faking it in an attempt to trick us all into thinking SHE is the beautiful one, a fat, black woman just had to be herself to get the deserved recognition.

It sickens her to lay eyes on this woman because she thinks fat (and perhaps, black) people don’t deserve success or affirmation. If this fattie is getting awards and accolades and Debbie isn’t, the problem must be with the rest of the world, right?

Sarah on August 4, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Lol. That fat chick in People magazine is ugly and I think this blogger was just speaking her mind.

I can’t understand why people would even diss the author, she’s just telling the truth. :)

Lalalala on August 9, 2010 at 4:57 pm

Umm… what the hell is wrong with people? Are you serious? HAS GABBIE EVER DONE ANYTHING TO YOU BUT ENTERTAIN YOU IN A MOVIE???? GOOOOSHH!! people make me sick!!

Just because a person has more fatty tissue you say she’s disgusting? ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME? I just…. I JUST>….. want to flipping explode with anger in your face and bash your head in because that’s all it’s really good for.
On the INSIDE and on the OUTSIDE Gabbie Sidibe is beautiful!
Anyone who thinks different can go F themselves and sit in their own pile of toxic waste.

Get a life/brain/heart and then maybe you’ll be worth something.

Debbie.. HA flipping crank.

idiots on February 6, 2011 at 11:09 pm

Lets not mangle the English language, she may or may not be a good person but she is not beautiful.

This reminds me of “Mere Christianity”, C.S. Lewis was discussing the usage of the word Christian to describe a good person verus one who follows Christianity and was comparing it the word gentleman.

The argument is as follows: A gentleman was originally a man with landed property and a coat-of-arms. Then someone came along and said surely the important thing about a gentleman is that he behaves as a true gentleman should. Now the word gentleman doesn’t give useful information about a person but tells you about the feelings of the person who uses that word, a way to pay a compliment.

This process of redefining words can be called spiritual, charitable, etc. But not useful, we already have words like; good, kind, charitable, virtuous, etc to describe inner qualities.

It is NOT useful to water down the word beatiful.

sg on February 27, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Debbie–while it’s obvious that you spend quite a bit of time working on your outward appearance, it appears that your inward humanity is sorely lacking. You may want to work on that.

Jennifer Starr on March 12, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Chill out, it’s beautiful from a metaphorical stance.

Oh and also fuck you.

Jermzy on March 24, 2011 at 8:53 am

I think she is beautiful…

Maybe it’s because your white and you are blind to her beauty, but it’s there. She is beautiful in every sense of the word. I think her weight suits her very well. I really think what you have an issue with is that she doesn’t meet your white standard of beauty… I bet you hate her nappy hair too? Calling people liars is unfair in your part believe it or not there us a whole world of different beauty standards that do not match your own. What right do you have to dismiss them or ignore them?

L.B on March 31, 2011 at 11:18 am

I think that Gobourney is different. Different CAN be beautiful. I think People makes an effort to present different types of beauty. Not everyone likes the same thing. I dont necessarily call Ms Sabourney beautiful, because I honestly dont think so. But other heavy actresses, such as Jill Scott and Melissa Mccarthy are. I genuinely think Jill Scott is one of the most beautiful women I’ve ever seen. I am a fat woman. I am by no means Ms Sabourney’s size, but I am priviliged to have several people who find me attractive and even beautiful. Just because you dont find someone attractive, doesnt mean others are liars because they think so.

Diana on April 10, 2011 at 2:09 pm

I’m not big, I’m 112 lbs. I’m tiny as anything…But to you, jerk, I just gotta say one thing. F*ck you.

Kelly on July 25, 2011 at 1:22 am

Debbie, have you looked in the mirror? You’re pretty fat yourself. Or is the fact that she is overweight and black that bothers you the most? Beauty is not only objective, it’s also inner (which is what you lack) and I think People magazine were trying to reflect that.

Sofiya on August 24, 2011 at 8:26 pm

This reminds me of a fan blog I like her acting and many ooh yeah many guys would give anything to fuck her. Shes not bald she lost alot of weight she has clear skin good looking makeup no ugly scars her teeth are perfectly set makeup done on point. The only thing that should be changed is her dress it looks terrible they should have chosen a plum color and some
gold undertones. Good job adverting her on the net your making her shine brighter.

I got me some baby meat on January 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    You are absolutely right in everything you say. Although I can understand the author’s frustration about promoting an unhealthy body size. She is rude and wrong in her effort to do so. The reasons i call her rude are quite obvious. Wrong… well scan this (or do a find for “fat”) http://www.alternet.org/health/149702/why_diets_make_you_fatter_–_and_what_to_do_about_it/?page=entire

    No one knows about how Ms. Sidibe lives her life, and until they do, they have little right to speak about her.

    *Sigh* on January 27, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Wow, what an arrogant troll. I would not want to have coitus with the author of this article for all the money in the world. her soul is obese and ugly.

Woody Thomas on February 12, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Not to mention BEAUTIFUL is a word used generally for outward appearance. If your outward appearance is unhealthy whether it be obese or too thin, that is not beautiful to most people. Can you guys not handle others opinions? Are we not ALL guilty of judging someones looks? I know I am. The fact of the matter is the woman may have a kind, funny, gentle inner self but to say she is outwardly beautiful is a bald face lie to MOST people. I am sure there are those out there who find her attractive but as I said, obesity is usually undesireable to most the population. Dont like the article? Dont read it. The internet is full of opinions you may not like, get used to it…

    anon on May 10, 2012 at 3:30 am

Debbie so now its all clear for me. All people who are fat are ugly until they are You or Jewish. :D

Miroslaw Grabietz on June 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

Debbie you are funny! You are great! You talk about beauty while lying to us all. You are obese yourself and on the top of your blog there is your picture after lots of photoshopping. Why dont you put on your current one? Too many schnitzels? :D :d :D

Miroslaw Grabietz on June 6, 2012 at 11:11 am

Wasn’t Howard Stern’s own Hank the Angry Dwarf the most beautiful person in the world after a write-in? Grow up, debby-person I had never heard of before googling “attractive morbidly obese people” (no quotes). People is stupid. Especially you!

Barry Racel on March 18, 2013 at 11:21 am


me on July 24, 2013 at 5:46 am

This article really hurt me. Can’t imagine what it would do to Gabby. I have never left a comment scolding, or being mean to anyone…BUT YOU Debbie, are a bitter, mean-spirited, BITCH!! Who made you the authority on what’s considered beautiful? This article just made you one of the UGLIEST women I’ve ever had the misfortune to “meet”. How’s that prophecy that you and that idiot Howard (who’s also extremely ugly) made…you know, the one saying she’ll never be cast again. Guess you’re not watching the current season of America Horror Story:Coven. I absolutely shutter to think Ms. Sidibe might Google herself (like we all have done to ourselves) and see your insults. Beautiful is NOT just outside, and it certainly doesn’t just describe skinny women.I can tell you’re a fat chick who hates herself.Why put so much energy into projecting your self-hate on to such a beautiful soul?! Take some time to contribute love to this cruel world…You just might avoid Hell.

YoVi on January 13, 2014 at 4:10 am

I just looked up photos of you Debbie and well
Let’s just say that your photo on this article is grossly photoshopped. I can see the point that you are trying to get across about not condoning morbid obesity for the sake of people’s health, however this article seems so cruel and tantamount to bullying which is totally unnecessary for getting that point across. I don’t think Gabby is ‘looking’ too hot but each to their own and I would never subject her or anyone else to the disgusting cruelty that you have displayed here.
Gabby’s personality however comes up trumps over yours. I have never written anything on the Internet criticizing someone but in this case I felt strongly compelled to tell you that you should be utterly ashamed. It’s the writers that have balanced views and are able to write from many sides of an issue who are admired, not such tunnel vision, narcissism and cruelty that you display. You are setting yourself up to be widely hated and I for one won’t be reading any more of your articles, not that I think that would bother you but I suspect that many others would share the same sentiments.

jp on January 21, 2014 at 8:18 am

lol look at current pics of debbie schlussel she’s a fat fuck

todd on February 20, 2014 at 10:21 am

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